Monday, September 30, 2013



We are having a Moving Sale 
50% off all furniture and accessories*
Join us for a friend and family evening ~
Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 6-9 pm.

Enjoy a glass of wine as you shop 
for fabulous savings!

The sale continues through the weekend,
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10-5pm.

We hope you drop by.

Shafer O'Neil Interior Design
544 Washington St. Wellesley, MA 02482
781 235 7505

Friday, September 13, 2013

Join us this Sunday

We are so honored to part of this elegant and exciting afternoon:
Downton Abbey-inspired Garden Party 
Downton Abbey - Highclere Castle 
You're invited to join us for a Downton Abbey-inspired Garden Party at the Gardens of Elm Bank. This festive event will support the Massachusetts Horticultural Society's Garden to Table program.

Spend the afternoon strolling through the exquisite Gardens at Elm Bank, admiring a handful of vintage cars, and watching a match by New England's premier cricket league at "tea time." At 5:30pm, the doors to the historic Hunnewell Building will open to a Pimm's Cup, beer & wine, delicious hors d'ouevres from the Catered Affair, a vintage fashion display, and music by the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra's String Quartet

Sunday September 15, 2013 
from 3:00 PM to 7:30 PM EDT

Massachusetts Horticultural Society
900 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

 Noted vintage couture expert Karen Augusta of Augusta Auction Company will exhibit museum-quality fashions that illustrate the dramatic changes in fashion from the Edwardian period to the 1920s. She will be on hand to answer questions about the clothing displayed or costumes worn by your favorite Downton Abbey characters.

Vintage attire encouraged. Enter our best costume & best hat contests to win luxury prizes. 

Garden to Table program contact: Lisa Kamer Massachusetts Horticultural Society 
Event contact: Leslie Mann
Gibson Sotheby's International Realty
Event Committee
Abigail Fiske
Elaine Fiske
Harriett Hallagan
Gardi Hauck
Lisa Kamer
Leslie Mann
Mercy Wheeler
Massachusetts Horticultural Society
Executive Director/President Katherine Macdonald
For more information about the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, please visit

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Tuesday Trends: Release the Hounds

For this week's Tuesday Trends 
we have a theme: dogs.

Two recent arrivals to the shop are 
this stunning dog bed,

 and this elegant dog statute.

Both are beautifully crafted,

with lovely details.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tuesday Trends: Our Maison Italian Gilded Mirror

Today we are featuring our Maison Italian Gilded Mirror. 

A beautiful piece that is usually the backdrop 
for our Tuesday Trends, 
but today it is our main attraction. 

This mirror features a beautifully ornate gilded 
Italianate frame, reminiscent of medieval Italy, 
which will bring elegance to any wall or room in your home. 

Inspired by antique furnishings from Italy 
it took over four years of planning 
to perfect the carvings and finishes 
in this quality reproduction, 
true to original 17 -19th century antiques. 

Dimensions: 72h x 41w x 5d

Thursday, August 8, 2013

A delicious recipe from Belloqc Teas

We are delighted to work with Bellaqc Teas Atelier. 

Not only do they create delicious artisan teas 
as well as beautiful packaging, 
 they now have recipes using their exquisite teas.  

Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Le Hammeau-Poached Apricots

Serves 6

1 1/2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 vanilla bean, halved, scraped out with tip of knife, reserved
6 tablespoons sugar
very small pinch salt
Le Hammeau-Poached Apricots (recipe below)
Chamomile flowers, garnish
1. To prepare the panna cotta: Put gelatin in a small bowl with 2 tablespoons water; let soften 5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in a heavy-bottomed pot, bring cream, sugar, vanilla bean, and salt to a simmer over medium heat, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat and add buttermilk and gelatin, whisking until completely dissolved. Transfer mixture to a spouted measuring cup, then divide mixture between 6 serving dishes or ramekins. Refrigerate until cold and firm, about 3 hours, or overnight.
3. To serve: add 3-4 slices of poached apricots and a few tablespoons of poaching liquid to each pannacotta. Garnish with chamomile flowers, if desired. ( To serve the panna cotta out of the mold, simply run a paring knife around the interior edge of the ramekin or dish. Invert the ramekin onto a serving plate and then, holding the ramekin to the plate, give a firm "shake", the panna cotta will release onto the plate. Proceed as above.)

Le Hammeau-Poached Apricots
Serves 6
4 cups spring or filtered water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup Bellocq - No.12 Le Hammeau tea
6-8 smallish apricots, quartered
1. In a heavy bottom pot, bring water and sugar to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar has dissolved. Add the tea, cover, and steep 10 minutes. Strain into a clean saucepan.
2. Add the sliced apricots and poach, over low heat, until apricots are slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Let apricots cool in poaching liquid. (And store in poaching liquid if preparing ahead.)
The remaining poaching liquid can be used to sweeten iced tea or cocktails!

Stop by the shop to pick up a tin of No.12 Le Hammeau tea, or any of Belloqc's unique and evocative line of hand-crafted teas and make yourself a pitcher of exquisite iced tea.

Bon App├ętit

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tuesday Trend: Hand-forged Iron Martini Tables

A shop favorite, 
our hand forged iron martini tables.
Here is the gilded iron table top with Tommy Mitchell's paper weights.
in either an aged iron or gilded iron finish.
Stylish, sturdy and easy to move, 
to accommodate a guest's drink, perhaps.